African Games: Mbata, Oraekwe Reach Boxing Semis

At the ongoing 2023 African Games in Ghana, two female Nigerian boxers, Patricia Mbata (70-75kg) and Blessing Oraekwe (66-70kg), advanced to their respective event’s semi-finals after drawing byee.

Thirteen nations have already secured medals, and eight female boxers have advanced to the semi-finals and finals in various categories thanks to the Wednesday pairings that took place before the action in the ring began on Friday (today).

Some of their weight categories had little entries, which is why they were eliminated.

Countries already assured of medals even before the event starts today are Tunisia, Zambia, Algeria, Ghana, Egypt, DR Congo, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Morocco and Tanzania.

In the semi-finals, Mbata will face Rady Gramane of Mozambique just as Oraekwe will fight for a spot in the final against Iben Zina of Tunisia.

Meanwhile, some boxers will begin their quest in the last eight, including Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, Cynthia Ogunsemilore, who will also be fighting in the lightweight category against Erina Namutebi of Uganda.

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